- By Ashleigh Sloop
- Posted Monday, August 22, 2022
VOLUNTEERS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
The following appointments will be placed on the agenda for the September 22, 2022 Board of Commissioners Meeting. Applications will close on Monday, September 12, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Citizens interested in serving may apply at https://coforsythnc.civicweb.net/Portal/BoardApplication/.
ADULT CARE HOME COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee is part of an advocacy network to help promote and protect the rights of long term-care residents. Committee members visit facilities, interact with residents, and advocate for quality care in the homes. The committee is also involved in issues advocacy, public education, and the promotion of community involvement within long term care facilities. Applicants must reside in Forsyth County. Members are appointed by County Commissioners for an initial one-year term and can be reappointed for a three-year term.
Seven Administrators' Slot
ANIMAL SERVICES ADVISORY BOARD
The Animal Control Advisory Board is an eleven-member board appointed by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners pursuant to identified interest categories. The Advisory Board makes recommendations on animal control codes, policies and programs related to animals. Applicants must reside in Forsyth County and be willing to serve a two-year term.
One Director of the Forsyth County Health Department or his/her designee
One Acting Chairman/President of the Forsyth County Veterinarian Association
COMMUNITY APPEARANCE COMMISSION, WINSTON-SALEM/FORSYTH COUNTY
The Community Appearance Commission of Winston-Salem& Forsyth County primary goals are to advise the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners and the Winston-Salem City Council about appearance-related issues and to positively influence public and private development. Major projects of the Community Appearance Commission (CAC)include the bi-annual Community Appearance Awards program, the annual Community Roots tree planting program, review of County and City-funded public facility construction projects from an appearance perspective, and advocacy of various other ordinances, public initiatives and measures to improve the attractiveness of the community. Applicants must reside in Forsyth County and be willing to serve a three-year term.
Two Special Experience or Education in Design
COMMUNITY CHILD PROTECTION TEAM/CHILD FATALITY PREVENTION TEAM
The Community Child Protection Team/Child Fatality Prevention Team promotes the development of a community-wide approach to the problems of child abuse and neglect and seeks ways to protect children from preventable deaths. To accomplish this mission, the team reviews selected cases that are being serviced by child protective services and cases in which a child had died of suspected abuse or neglect. Annual recommendations are presented to the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners regarding any system improvements or needed resources where deficiencies may exist. Applicants must reside in Forsyth County and be willing to serve a three-year term.
One Parent of a Child who Died Before the Age of 18
EXPERIMENT IN SELF-RELIANCE
Experiment in Self-Reliance empowers people to become economically and socially self-sufficient through developing skills, building assets, obtaining education and housing, enhancing strengths, and overcoming barriers to success. ESR stimulates community change to eliminate poverty and homelessness through education, advocacy, and building economic and social capital. Appointees must reside in Forsyth County. Members are limited to two consecutive terms.
FORSYTH COUNTY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES BOARD
The Forsyth County Health and Human Services (HHS) Board is the policy-making and administrative board for Public Health and Social Services. The HHS Board has the authority to adopt local rules which address health issues and are enforced by the Health and Human Services Director and county staff. Members serve four-year terms and may serve a maximum of two consecutive terms. Members must reside in Forsyth County and may serve a dual capacity (professional and consumer).
One Consumer of Human Services
One Social Worker
FORSYTH COUNTY HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE BLOCK GRANT ADVISORY COUNCIL
The Council advises the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners on the needs, funding for services, priorities, resources, long-range planning, and other issues, which affect services to the elderly. The Council monitors the effectiveness and efficiency of service delivery for service providers and advising the Board of County Commissioners on recommended budget adjustments for these services through The County Funding Plan.
FORSYTH COUNTY JUVENILE CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL
The General Assembly enacted legislation that transferred the Divisions of Youth Services and Juvenile Services to the Office of the Governor. This legislation established the Office of Juvenile Justice and transferred all authority, powers, duties, and functions of the Juvenile Services Division to the Office of Juvenile Justice. It is the responsibility of the Office of Juvenile Justice to coordinate with county Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils for implementation of a continuum of services and programs at the community level to develop comprehensive juvenile delinquency and substance abuse prevention plans.
One District Attorney or Designee
One Juvenile Defense Attorney
FORSYTH TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The Forsyth Technical Community College Board of Trustees is dedicated to providing flexible educational pathways to a competitive workforce for the community and global economy. The Board is made up of accomplished professionals with a passion for providing postsecondary educational opportunities to people throughout the community.
INDUSTRIAL FACILITES AND POLLUTION CONTROL FINANCING AUTHORITY
The Industrial Facilities/Pollution Control Financing Authority aids in the financing of industrial and manufacturing for the purpose of alleviating unemployment or raising below average manufacturing wages by financing facilities that provide job opportunities or provide better wages than those prevalent in the area.
KALEIDEUM BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Kaleideum Board of Directors was established as a private, 501c3 organization in July 2016 with the merger of the Children's Museum of Winston-Salem and SciWorks. The Nature Science Center, Inc. was formed in 1964, and later renamed, SciWorks, and The Children's Museum of Winston-Salem, Inc. was founded in 2000. The Board of Directors is the governing body of the organization and established policy and direction for Kaleideum. It provides oversight to the activities of Kaleideum and evaluates how well the organization carries out its mission. The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall financial well-being of Kaleideum.
One County Delegate
The Forsyth County Public Library Board of Trustees makes recommendations on library matters and assisting the Forsyth County Public Library with policies relating to the provision of library service to the citizens of Forsyth County. The Library Board of Trustees acts as a liaison between the Library, local government and the community. Members promote and support library service, monitor and evaluate the overall effectiveness of the Library and plan for the Library’s future. Appointees serve 3-year terms and must reside in Forsyth County.
NURSING HOME COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE, FORSYTH COUNTY?
The Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee is part of an advocacy network to help promote and protect the rights of long term-care residents. The Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee was established by North Carolina General Statute to be a volunteer, grassroots advocate for residents in nursing homes. Committee members visit facilities, interact with residents, and advocate for quality care in the homes. The committee is also involved in issues advocacy, public education, and the promotion of community involvement within long term care facilities.
Four Administrators' Slot
PIEDMONT TRIAD REGIONAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD
The Piedmont Triad Regional Workforce Development Board (PTRWDB) facilitates successful partnerships among businesses, educators, organization and individuals to achieve a highly educated and skilled workforce resulting in a thriving community with full employment.
One Vocational Rehab
TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
The Forsyth County Tourism Development Authority furthers the development of travel, tourism, and conventions in the county through state, national, and international advertising, and promotion.
One Demonstrated Interest in Tourism Development
One Hotel/Motel Owner Operator, 100 Units or Less
One Hotel/Motel Owner Operator, 100 Units or More
ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, FORSYTH COUNTY
The Forsyth County Zoning Board of Adjustment is governed by the Forsyth County zoning ordinance known as the Unified Development Ordinance (“UDO”) and by state statutes. The Board has three main functions: 1) consideration of applications for special use permits; 2) consideration of applications for variances; and 3) rendering decisions on appeals of interpretations of the UDO and appeals of the decisions of the Historic Resources Commission and County Housing Administrator. Most of the Special Use Permit applications are to place manufactured homes in residential zoning districts. Variances are requests for exceptions to the zoning ordinance, such as placing a building closer to the street than the required front yard setback. This Board is quasi-judicial and conducts public hearings with sworn testimony. The Board makes findings of fact and applies the relevant local and state law when granting or denying applications. Appeals from this Board's decisions are heard by the Superior
One Alternate Member